Species: Green Iguana

Family: Iguanidae

Location: Costa Rica, Jaco Beach

Time: March 26th, 2017

An iguana that I saw in Costa Rica.

Here is a video of the iguana! https://youtu.be/JJJkA8W2iGQ

Iguana Facts:

“The best-known species is the common, or green, iguana (Iguana iguana), which occurs from Mexico southward to Brazil. Males of this species reach a maximum length of over 2 metres (6.6 feet) and 6 kg (13.2 pounds). It is often seen basking in the sun on the branches of trees overhanging water, into which it will plunge if disturbed…Food of the common iguana consists largely of leaves, buds, flowers, and fruits of fig trees (genus Ficus), although many other trees are also fed upon. Whereas this lizard has a well-developed digestive system housing bacteria that ferment plant material, it also eats invertebrates when young and has been known to eat small birds and mammals.”

-Encyclopædia Britannica